Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum — SUTD Scholarship

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum — SUTD Scholarship is established to promote meritocratic access to education and provide opportunities to students, including those with demonstrated financial need.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens who

  • are full-time undergraduates in their Freshmore or Sophomore year and intending to enrol in or are enrolled in the Computer Science and Design (CSD) programme at the University;

  • have good academic standing;

  • have good moral character and community spirit; and

  • have demonstrated financial need (per capita income of less than S$2,250 per month).


  • The Scholarship is valued at up to S$15,750 per academic year and is tenable for one (1) Academic Year. Successful recipients may apply for the Scholarship in the subsequent Academic Year, subject to meeting the prevailing eligibility criteria.

  • The Scholarship offers financial support towards the annual subsidised tuition fees and other study-related expenses for one (1) Academic Year.

  • No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship. The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government. Under the TGS, non-Singaporeans will be obligated to work in Singapore for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.


  • Successful recipients may write to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Singapore) or Metta Welfare Association for internship placements. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Singapore) and Metta Welfare Association have no obligation to offer or accept internship.

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 10 hours of service to the University. They may take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing SUTD to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc., as and when called upon to do so.
  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships or grants.

  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

  • If the recipient decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, SUTD reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.


  • Existing students who are eligible will be invited to apply via MyPortal.

  • Late and incomplete submissions will not be processed.

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible applicants.

  • SUTD reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

AGA Architects

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao. It was registered with the Registrar of Societies on 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act on 8th January 2004.

The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One’, and also called ‘The Future Buddha’.

In accordance with The Great Compassionate Vows of The Maitreya Buddha, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) seeks to be the best Buddhist cultural complex in the region and to promote and impart the Teachings of Lord Buddha.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM)’s objectives are:
  • To develop a new Chinese Buddhist cultural complex to venerate the Sacred Buddha Tooth and Relics;
  • To promote and showcase Buddhist, Chinese, Chinatown and Singapore culture;
  • To provide Buddhist education and research;
  • To support other Voluntary Welfare Organisations; and
  • To provide welfare services to the sick, poor and needy, regardless of race or religion.